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White House Ghost Stories

White House Ghost Stories

"I sit here in this old house," President Harry Truman wrote to his wife, Bess, after his 1945 inauguration, "...listening to the ghosts walk up and down the hallway..." A friend of Abraham Lincoln's swore the 16th President said he dreamed of seeing a coffin in the White House, just days before his assassination. We can't say what's real, and what's a ghost story. We can only explore the chilling mysteries of the Presidents, First Ladies and their families.   960 1280

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Abraham Lincoln

Abraham Lincoln

No White House ghost is seen more often than Lincoln's. President Calvin Coolidge's wife was the first to encounter him, in the 1920s. Since then, Eleanor Roosevelt, Jackie Kennedy and Lady Bird Johnson have said they sensed his presence. But Prime Minister Winston Churchill probably had the biggest scare. After overnighting in the White House, he reportedly emerged from his bath with nothing a cigar -- and found Lincoln standing in his bedroom.  960 1280

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Seances and Spirit Circles

Seances and Spirit Circles

After one of her young sons died in an 1853 train wreck, First Lady Jane Pierce held a seance in the White House to summon him back. Mary Todd Lincoln was traumatized after her 11-year-old, Willie, died, and she, too, held seances and spirit circles. Later, Mary claimed Willie's ghost visited her room.  960 1280

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Willie Lincoln

Willie Lincoln

Young Willie Lincoln's ghost didn't rest after his mother summoned it. Members of Ulysses S. Grant's staff claimed to have run into him several times during the 1870s, and Lyndon B. Johnson's daughter, Lynda Johnson Robb, allegedly saw his specter in the White House room where he died.  960 1280

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Harry Truman, Reluctant Witness?

Harry Truman, Reluctant Witness?

Harry Truman would never admit to personally seeing a ghost during his administration, but some stories say both he and his wife heard the pain-wracked cries of the late Frances Cleveland, the only First Lady to give birth in the White House. Truman later wrote that the White House was "haunted, sure as shootin'," and believed the ghosts of Andrew Jackson, Teddy Roosevelt and Lincolnd still lurked within its walls.  960 1280

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Fearful gardeners refused to dig up the White House Rose Garden after First Lady Ellen Wilson ordered them to do so. It had been installed by a previous first lady, Dolley Madison, and they said her angry ghost blocked their way. Over the years, others have smelled unseen roses in White House rooms. Dolley, it seems, still guards her garden.  960 1280

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Andrew Jackson

Andrew Jackson

The country's seventh president, Andrew Jackson, answered to the nickname "Old Hickory." Perhaps he did a lot of swearing, because the family parrot had to be taken away when it started spewing obscenities during his funeral service. Even death didn't stifle Jackson's tongue. Mary Todd Lincoln occasionally heard his ghost cursing in his former bedroom.  960 1280

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Abigail Adams

Abigail Adams

Not all first ladies left household chores to the staff. Abigail Adams often did her own laundry, hanging it to dry in the East Room. President Taft was startled once to see her ghost float through a door on the second floor of the White House, and members of his staff claimed to smell her favorite lavender laundry soap. Mrs. Adams is the oldest spirit to haunt the premises; her husband, John, served as president from 1797 to 1801. 960 1280

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William Henry Harrison

William Henry Harrison

William Henry Harrison was the first U.S. president to die in office, succumbing to pneumonia after serving just one month. Now he's said to haunt the White House attic, where he's heard rummaging around. No one knows what he's looking for, and his ghost either refuses to leave or just can't. Legend says Harrison was cursed after Army troops under his command killed Tecumseh, a Shawnee leader, in the War of 1812.  960 1280

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Thomas Jefferson

Thomas Jefferson

Mary Todd Lincoln holds the record for spotting spirits. In addition to claiming to see the ghosts of her son, Willie, and another Lincoln son who died young, plus hearing President Andrew Jackson swear and stomp about, she also claimed to hear Thomas Jefferson playing his violin in the Yellow Oval Room. Visitors to Jefferson's home at Monticello say he shows up there, too, often whistling as he strolls the grounds.   960 1280

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Maureen Reagan's Ghostly Encounters

Maureen Reagan's Ghostly Encounters

First ladies aren't the only ones who've encountered Lincoln's ghost. President Ronald Reagan's daughter, Maureen, and her husband apparently saw the late president more than once, when they stayed overnight in the White House. Maureen's husband said he awoke to find Lincoln staring out the bedroom window. He could see the trees on the lawn beyond, he added -- right through the transparent figure. 960 1280

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Jenna Bush's Aural Encounters

Jenna Bush's Aural Encounters

A haunting melody woke First Daughter Jenna Bush one night while her father, George W. Bush, was in office. "I heard a ghost," she later told TV talk show host Jay Leno. "I was asleep, there was a fireplace in my room and all of a sudden I heard 1920s music coming out." The spectral DJ turned out to have eclectic tastes. A week later, she reported she and her sister had fallen asleep in the same room, only to awaken to opera music drifting out of the same fireplace.  960 1280

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Lizzie Borden House, Fall River, MA

Lizzie Borden House, Fall River, MA

This is it: the parlor where Lizzie wielded her infamous axe. She was acquitted of the 1892 murders of her father and stepmother, but visitors to the Lizzie Borden Bed and Breakfast Museum say they've felt the chill of unseen hands and heard doors close by themselves. Like the Ghost Adventures crew, you can stay overnight and even request the bedroom where Mrs. Borden was killed. Depending on the mood of the spirits, you may rest—or rest in peace. 960 1280

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Bell Witch Cave, Adams, TN

Bell Witch Cave, Adams, TN

The crew had never met a spirit that killed someone—until they investigated the historic Bell Witch Cave. The notorious ghost story started two centuries ago, when the Bell family found themselves tormented by a witch-like entity. Look for it on a daytime tour, or make an appointment for an after-dark experience. Just don't take a rock or anything else for a souvenir. The witch really hates to share. 960 1280

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Glen Tavern Inn, Santa Paula, CA

Glen Tavern Inn, Santa Paula, CA

What lurks in the shadows of the Glen Tavern Inn, once a speakeasy, brothel and gambling house? The Ghost Adventures crew explored this 1911 hotel, where a cowboy was shot and a murdered woman, whose body was hidden in a closet, sometimes knocks to be let out. Listen for the whispers of invisible children as they run through the deliciously dim-lit halls. 960 1280

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Bullock Hotel, Deadwood, SD

Bullock Hotel, Deadwood, SD

Once a frontier outpost, Deadwood has been called America's bloodiest town. Wild Bill Hickok was killed while gambling here (it ended his winning streak as well as his life), and other rough residents have included Wyatt Earp and Calamity Jane. The crew came to summon up Bill's specter, but before their lockdown in Deadwood's haunted Bullock Hotel, they received a warning from Sitting Bulll's great-grandson. Don't make the spirits mad, he said, or you'll suffer the consequences. When you visit, you'd be wise to heed that warning, too.  960 1280

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Jerome Grand Hotel, Jerome, AZ

Jerome Grand Hotel, Jerome, AZ

The Jerome Grand sits on the site of a now-defunct hospital where some 9,000 patients died over the years. Today, hotel guests hear the coughs and moans of disembodied souls, and furniture shifts while no one is looking. The crew investigated the death of a man found crushed under the basement elevator, and saw a black mass manifest and quickly disappear. Was it a murdered soul? Visit various floors of the hotel when you have your own "lockdown" here—or you might prefer to take the stairs. 960 1280

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Lemp Mansion and Brewery, St. Louis, MO

Lemp Mansion and Brewery, St. Louis, MO

Perhaps trouble started brewing at the Lemp Mansion when three family members committed suicide. When the crew visited, they found paranormal activity occuring in the caves and tunnels under the old brewery. Book a tour or go ghost-hunting; an infrared camera is provided, so you can capture whatever appears. The brewery no longer produces its original lager beer, but you can grab a drink in the Lemp restaurant. After a visit, you may need one. 960 1280

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Loftus Hall, Wexford, Ireland

Loftus Hall, Wexford, Ireland

Some say Satan himself slept in Ireland's most haunted mansion, Loftus Hall. That seems fitting, since the hall celebrates its 666th anniversary in 2016. This troubled place is now abandoned, but re-opens for scheduled tours and paranormal lockdowns. The Ghost Adventures crew made its way down one dilapidated hallway to the Tapestry Room, where a child's skeletal remains were found behind a wall. If you go for a lockdown, obey all the instructions. The guides can't help you if you don't. 960 1280

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Stanley Hotel, Estes Park, CO

Stanley Hotel, Estes Park, CO

Author Stephen King was inspired to write his horror classic, The Shining, after staying in room 217 of Colorado's Stanley Hotel. It's said that actor Jim Carrey booked the room once, but checked out, without explanation, in just three hours. During their lockdown in this famously haunted place, the crew recorded weird temperature changes and mysterious mists. Guests have been visited by transparent intruders and heard an antique piano playing in the dark of night. Make your own reservation in room 217, if you dare. We wish you a good night. And good luck.  960 1280

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USS Hornet Museum

USS Hornet Museum

More than 300 people died aboard the USS Hornet during her service in WWII. Some perished from wartime injuries, some from accidents, and a few from suicide. Today, this docked battleship is the country's most haunted ship. Ghostly sailors move about as if they're carrying out orders, tools vanish and reappear and invisible hands slam down hatches. Follow in the crew's footsteps, and book a "History Mystery Overnight" or a "History Mystery Tour." You may encounter some spectral sailors on this "carrier of death."  960 1280

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Copper Queen Hotel, Brisbee, AZ

Copper Queen Hotel, Brisbee, AZ

Miners seeking gold, silver and copper once roamed the town of Brisbee, now considered the most haunted and eclectic town in Arizona. Male guests at the Copper Queen Hotel often report that a woman murdered there whispers in their ears. The crew encountered a little boy, Billy, the most active apparition on the premises. Book a room and join the hotel's weekly ghost hunt; they'll loan you tools to detect the paranormal. While you're roaming the halls, you may catch the scent of the murdered woman's perfume.  960 1280

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Face Your Fears

Face Your Fears

Facing his coulrophobia (the clinical term for fear of clowns), Zak Bagans prepares to investigate the strange activity that has been happening at The Clown Motel in Tonopah, NV. 960 1280

  

The Clown Motel

The Clown Motel

Named because of the huge assortment of clown paraphernalia, The Clown Motel has experienced unusually high amounts of paranormal activity. 960 1280

  

The First Tonopah Cemetery

The First Tonopah Cemetery

The First Tonopah Cemetery is only a few feet from the Clown Motel and is most likely the source of the paranormal activity that people have experienced at the motel. 960 1280

  

14 miners (who were also some of Tonopah's pioneering residents) were laid to rest in the First Tonopah Cemetery due to the Tonopah-Belmont Mine Fire of February 23, 1911.  At the same time, the "Tonopah Plague" swept through town and caused over 66 deaths, many of whom were buried here, too. 960 1280

  

No Clowning Around

No Clowning Around

A housekeeper at The Clown Motel, Andrea Selig, says that she has experienced extreme anxiety in all of the motel's rooms before and has seen doors shut by themselves. 960 1280

  

Drones Overhead

Drones Overhead

Zak Bagans, Jay Wasley, and Billy Tolley film a drone shot over the Clown Hotel and the First Tonopah Cemetery. 960 1280

  

The Old Goldfield High School

The Old Goldfield High School

Established in 1907 yet closed for the past 60 years, the current caretaker at the old Goldfield High School (Lisa Pappalardo) has been experiencing so much paranormal activity that she decide to call the guys in to investigate. 960 1280

  

Youthful Spirits

Youthful Spirits

In a bathroom similar to this one, caretaker Lisa Pappalardo saw the apparitions of 2 students just as the Ghost Adventures crew was arriving at the high school. 960 1280

  

Burst EVP

Burst EVP

Zak Bagans, Aaron Goodwin, and Jay Wasley come to the high school prepared and ready to film.  They first attempt a burst EVP session in the bathroom in the hopes that they can contact the spirits that Lisa saw.  960 1280

  

Young and Afraid

Young and Afraid

Inside of this girl's shower room, caretaker Lisa Pappalardo says she has seen a little 8 or 10 year-old girl before who appeared worried or upset. 3 dolls are placed in the room now. 960 1280

  

Sinister Principles

Sinister Principles

An old classroom in Goldfield High School. Zak believes that students' spirits could possibly be trapped in this school because of a domineering principle who once caused students threaten to walk out of class. 960 1280

  

Touring the Spirits

Touring the Spirits

Caretaker Lisa Pappalardo leads the crew through the high school, explaining her strange paranormal encounters. 960 1280

  

Young Celebrity Ghost Hunter

Young Celebrity Ghost Hunter

A newspaper cutout of Catherine Mizzi, the daughter of The Clown Motel's owner, who investigated the cemetery with Zak and Billy. 960 1280

  

A Moment of Peace

A Moment of Peace

Jay films a shot of Zak looking over the First Tonopah Cemetery as the sun sets. Zak and Billy will be staying to investigate The Clown Motel while Aaron and Jay will be at the Goldfield High School. 960 1280

  

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